July 19, 2014 7:03 pm

Man deals with Mountie impersonator correctly: RCMP

Saskatchewan RCMP are asking for public’s help in locating a man who impersonated a Mountie.

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LANGENBURG, Sask. – An investigation is moving forward after RCMP received a complaint about a man impersonating a Mountie near Wroxton, Sask.

The complainant says he was flagged down on Highway 10 by a suspicious man in a Grand Marquis Friday morning, who was allegedly waving his arms and flashing his car lights repeatedly.

The suspect approached the complainant on foot, identified himself as an undercover police officer and requested his licence and registration. He was wearing an RCMP ball cap and a high visibility vest with an RCMP crest on it.

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When the complainant asked to see the suspect’s identification, the impersonator refused.

As the complainant proceeded to call 911, the suspect ran back to a gold mid-’90s Grand Marquis with four doors and fled westbound.

“The person was correct in asking for authentic identification of the peace officer,” said RCMP Cpl. Ken McLaughlin.

“Most undercover police officers would be able to produce identification at the time they had an interaction with the public.”

No arrests have been made at this time.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 years old, 5’7”, with a tan complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the local police service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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